On Stage On Demand

Your favourite ginger returns to the stage for the One More Night Festival. Image courtesy of Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl.

Your favourite ginger returns to the stage for the One More Night Festival. Image courtesy of Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl.

  • TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Avenue)
  • 7 p.m.

Some of our city’s favourite plays are being reprised as part of On Stage On Demand. Five days will see the performance of six independent productions, with all ticket proceeds donated to charities of the playwrights’ choice. Catch Cockfight (July 31), Peter n’ Chris and the Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel (August 1), Peter n’ Chris Explore Their Bodies (August 1), Baker’s Dozen (August 2), Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (August 5), and Myth of the Ostrich (August 6).

Details: On Stage On Demand

Beatlemania at the Revue

  • The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue)
  • 7 p.m.

Fifty years ago, the Beatles graced Toronto’s movie screens with the debut of A Hard Day’s Night. To commemorate this milestone, fanaticism will be revived with Beatlemania at the Revue. The screening will be accompanied by rare footage from the Fab Four’s first concert at Maple Leaf Gardens, and a talk by Mark Lewisohn—author and eminent Beatles history expert.

Details: Beatlemania at the Revue

Canadian Air Guitar Championships

Playing the air guitar takes more energy than you'd think. Image courtesy of Air Guitar Canada.

Playing the air guitar takes more energy than you'd think. Image courtesy of Air Guitar Canada.

  • The Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College Street)
  • 8 p.m.

As you read this, 20 men and women are mentally and physically preparing themselves to master imaginary frets and strings at the Canadian Air Guitar Championships. Watch as 10 of our country’s best air guitarists, along with 10 last-minute contestants, give it their all in hopes of being sent to Finland to represent Canada in the world finals.

Details: Canadian Air Guitar Championships

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City